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Mary Ellen Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian
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57 Railway St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2291, Australia
+61 2 4963 7285
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Fingal Bay, Australia
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this easy-going pub - certainly had top quality food & choice here Mash with greens ... snow peas asparagus & baby bokchoy cooked perfectly with still that slight crispness to them with Crispy skinned Atlantic Salmon & garlic cream sauce over the lot Hubby was real happy with his pulled pork & salami hamburger with a yum coleslaw in... More 

Thank llocnil
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Very handy to the Merewether Motel where I was staying and in 38 degree heat the walk was just long enough. Two of us had the fresh chicken schnitty and others had the oven baked lasagna & lamb cutlets - all very good!! Staff very helpful and the joint was packed. Will return when back in the area

Thank SS1201
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

had lunch with my wife yesterday.I ordered open steak burger with chips and salad.Firstly the burger arrived without chips ,then the steak was so tough I could barely chew it .My wife ordered pork snitzel it was ok but the sauce was expensive.overall the meal was less than average. 12 months ago this was a very popular venue but yesterday... More 

Thank alvin s
Caloundra, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We were a party of 10 and everyone enjoyed their meal - no complaints. Very handy to Merewether Motel.

Thank Jocelyn M
Newcastle, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

As a Newcastle local I can vouch for the Mary Ellen Hotel as being brilliant for lunch and dinner. The portion sizes are enormous and delicious. And they have 26 different beers on tap. If you enjoy your beer and quality food check out the Mary Ellen

Thank Matt2285
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I had a solo trip to Newcastle, and discovered this great value eatery close to Merewether Motel thanks to the motel staff. I ordered the $10 pizza which was so generous I couldn't finish it.

Thank annette w
Newcastle NSW
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Had a night out at the Mary Ellen Hotel near The Junction. Nice atmosphere and we enjoyed the meal. The weekly specials are very popular:- Monday night 250g rump, Tuesday night schnitzel, Thursday night pie of the day. I had the rump and was happy with my meal. If ordering off the regular menu it can be a bit pricey... More 

Thank Barbara H
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The meals are super large which could account for their price, but they were very tasty. Staff were polite though not friendly.

Thank Vicki E
Killarney Vale, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

we enjoy the food and the variety is excellent staff are friendly and helpful, easy paring and close to motel and beech Overall is a comfortable place to be

Thank Sinclair52
Armidale, Australia
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We chose to eat at the bistro at the Mary Ellen Hotel as it was within walking distance of our motel; and we were very pleased with our choice. The bistro was obviously very popular as it was crowded with couples, groups of friends and some family groups. As there were six of us, we chose a large table in... More 

Thank Alice C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Railway St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2291, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4963 7285

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?